REI opening Virginia Beach store next year
A Seattle-area outdoor retailer is coming to Virginia Beach. Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) said Tuesday it plans to open a store at Pembroke Mall in the spring 2016.
The store will span more than 27,400 square feet, REI says.
According to the company, the first REI in Virginia opened in 1990 in Bailey's Crossroads. Today, the nearest REI is more than 100 miles away in the Richmond-Short Pump area.
The store will feature gear for camping, climbing, cycling, fitness, hiking, paddling, snow sports and travel. It also will offer year-round REI Outdoor School classes and a bike shop for assembly and repairs.